Quick up Spencer Butte

A time boxed quick, fast hike from Spring Blvd to Spencer Butte top and back. After watching the weather and a quick breakfast, started off around 8:30. Trail conditions were muddier than last hike, but mostly around the recent construction … Read More

Overpopulated Spencer Butte

With a ~24 hour break between recent NWP Atmospheric Rivers (NOAA), time to strap on trekking poles and get a Spencer Butte fast hike before the next river. Too many people had the same idea! Spencer Butte was overpopulated with humans and … Read More

Quick Spencer Butte ramble

With the good weather (cold, sunny and clear) coming to an end right before the “fall back” time change, time for a quick ramble up Spencer Butte. Started with the sun from Spring Blvd and spent the morning just on … Read More

August fires from Spencer Butte

With a couple of fires burning around home, (OR Fire Marshal has 3: Priceboro, Salmon and Bedrock; the Incident map from US Gov has 2: Salmon and Bedrock). GaiaGPS has a smoke forecast feature and here’s the map for then … Read More

Hiking Ridgeline Tr on hot day

The day’s plan originally was Fuji Mt for some photos of snow-covered sisters. Hot weather just made the plan stupid, so nearby Ridgeline Tr is an always-welcome contingency. A 30 minute total car-time hike that started at 5:00am at Spring … Read More